Ice-T Doesn’t Actually Hate D&D

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Ice-T Doesn’t Actually Hate D&D

After his comments about recording a D&D audiobook, you may be under the impression that Ice-T thinks the venerable role-playing universe is whack. Nah, that’d be dead wrong. In fact, the rap legend says “that s**t sounds dope to me”.

The hip-hop icon has another episode of his Final Level podcast coming up and he expounds even more on the unexpected experience of having to give voice to a bunch of fantasy characters. The man also known as Tracy Marrow did all the characters in the book in question, including three women, a talking sword and D&D fan favourite dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden.

Ice wants you to know that he’s cool with Gary Gygax’s crowning achievement:

“I want to give a special shoutout to all the Dungeons & Dragons people…y’all have been phenomenal.”

“I have nothing against dungeons and dragons, geeks, or nerds I told you I just hate dumb fucks.”
“What wouldn’t Ice-T like about a dungeon…or a motherfuckin’ dragon? That shit sounds dope to me.”

Millions of players agree with you, Ice.
Listen to the whole thing to hear what the rapper/actor/Coco-lover thinks about George Zimmerman, performance-enhancing drugs and Flappy Bird. Yes, that Flappy Bird.

Comments

  • A lot of actors are into D&D, Vin Diesel comes to mind as well. Despite its reputation, D&D is basically just social improv acting on a small scale, with no script and a few rules just to add a sense of fairness.

  • I think the guy’s original complaint was he was being asked to read something he knew nothing about so probably felt completely out of his depth while ‘performing’. I know I’d be worried about pronunciation and evoking the appropriate tone for the scene if I was reading something I knew nothing about.

    • Yeah, and D&D books/Forgotten Realms books are heavy on the made up language stuff. I can imagine it is a nightmare for a book reader who does it professionally to get right, let alone a moonlighter like him. 🙂

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